Pastor’s Blog

Weekly message straight from Pastor Dickie Spargo to you!

Be patient with God and with yourself.

One of life’s frustrations is that God’s timetable is rarely the same as ours. We are often in a hurry when God isn’t. You may feel frustrated with the seemingly slow progress you’re making in life.

Remember that God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time. He will use your entire lifetime to prepare you for your role in eternity.

We all need Wisdom!!

The Bible says this about wisdom in Proverbs 22:17-18: “Listen, and I will teach you what the wise have said. Study their teachings, and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them”.

Notice four key verbs in that Scripture: listen, study, remember, and quote. Those are marks of wisdom!

THERE IS ENORMOUS POWER IN YOUR WORDS!!

If you’re going to become a person of faith, you have to change the way you talk. You have to announce it in order to experience it.

Sometimes speaking in faith appears totally foolish, totally arrogant, and totally out of touch with reality to people who don’t understand faith. Abraham knew about this. God came to Abram one day and said, “Abram, I’m going to change your name from Abram to Abraham.” Abraham means “the father of a great nation.”

A right relationship with Jesus is foundational to every area of your life.

Through a secure relationship with Jesus, you can grow and change in ways that are impossible to do without one. In truth, we can’t accomplish anything without God: “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).

The challenge can seem impossible when we make any major change in our lives. Of course, it’s impossible when we try to do it on our own! But God’s strength working through our faith will turn the impossible into the possible.

There is a strong belief in our culture that influences every one of us, whether we want it to or not: If it feels good, do it.

But when you allow yourself to be manipulated by your moods, you are living your life according to your feelings. God wants you to live a different kind of life. He wants you to live a life of faith, not a life of feelings.